Welcome to a blog site that’s all about the travels and life experiences of an American Turkophile in Turkey.  I’ll be traveling in, out and around Turkey and would like you to join me on my adventures.

My adventures may take me as far as the mailbox on my porch or thousands of miles from home. I’ll never be competition for Rick Steves nor Fodors, they’ve been traveling and educating for decades.  But, perhaps my perspectives as a mature woman venturing around, will encourage others, women and men, to take a plunge into traveling beyond their borders.

To a lot of people I’ve met in my life, borders are neighborhoods, cities or a country.  So one of my goals is to encourage folks to move off our very comfortable Lazy-Boys (I love mine too!) and feel, taste and understand other cultures and people.  I won’t ask you to make dolma or pide, although most have already had these without knowing their origins.  I won’t ask you to go all the way to Philadelphia (Turkey), but I can tell you where to might find a reference to it in your own home.

I will encourage you to ask questions, however.  And maybe, just maybe, you’ll discover these are things and places you want to know more about.  So come along on Carolz Travelz!


(Note: Dolma are stuffed grape leaves.  Pide is flat bread.  The ancient city of  Philadephphia can be found in the Book of Revelation, 1:10-11 and 3:7-12.)


12 thoughts on “Home

  1. It saddens my heart that you and Larry are so far away but I know you both have been planning this shift in your lives. May your travels be many and exciting. Pictures are a must. Eating different foods a pleasure and sharing your experiences exciting. Waiting for your stories


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